Deadlines

CBC Radio Submissions

Deadline:   OPEN DEADLINE

How can I share my music with CBC audiences? CBC is no longer accepting hard copy CDs to the music library. Interested in sharing your music with them? There are two ways to do so! Via theCBCMusic Library by emailing music.library@cbc.ca Please indicat…

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INDIE WEEK CANADA 2019

November 13-17, 2019

Deadline:   OPEN DEADLINE

Toronto, ON Indie Week Canada has become one of Canada’s premiere indie music festivals showcasing 300+ acts from all over the world in front of music industry professionals. Indie Week offers 6 nights of showcases, late last call after parties serving…

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AmericanaFest 2019

September 10-15, 2019

Deadline: March 25, 2019  

Showcase Submissions for 2019 Are Now Being Accepted Artists/bands may submit here to play an official showcase at AMERICANAFEST® 2019 (Sept. 10-15 in Nashville, TN) now through Monday, March 25.   Which genres of music are eligible for showcase c…

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Northern Touch Music Festival 2019

July 2019

Deadline: March 31, 2019  

Winnipeg, MB NTMF was created with the same DIY spirit, drive & resilience that helped shape Canadian hip-hop into what it has become today. We pay homage to the pioneers of Canadian hip-hop and guide ourselves using the same principles of our past…

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NextFest 2019

May 30 – June 9, 2019

Deadline: April 1, 2019  

Edmonton, AB Nextfest is now accepting submissions for musical artists and bands, for the 2019 Festival. The festival runs May 30 – June 9 in Edmonton, Alberta. Please complete this form to submit an application.  

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On the Rocks Battle of the Bands

Deadline: April 1, 2019  

Edmonton, AB   “Is your band ready to take the spotlight? Submissions are now open for the On The Rocks Battle of the Bands! Limited spots available — apply now! It’s FREE TO ENTER. Every band that performs will receive a professional live perfor…

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Project WILD 2019

Deadline: April 1, 2019  

SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN FOR PROJECT WILD ARTIST DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE ONLINE FROM MARCH 1 – APRIL 1   APPLY HERE   March 1, 2019 (Calgary, AB) – Heading into the fourth year of accelerating the careers of Albertan artists, A…

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K-DAYS at Northlands

July 19-28, 2019

Deadline: April 1, 2019  

Edmonton, AB This application includes 3 different performance opportunities. You must be an Alberta Music member to apply. Please use the email address associated with your Alberta Music membership on the application form, as this is how we identify y…

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ALBERTA TOURING ALLIANCE: ALBERTA SHOWCASE

October 17 - 20, 2019

Deadline: April 1, 2019  

Every October the Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta brings together presenters from across Alberta who are searching for performing artists who will tour in their communities. Many of the soft-seat presenters offer subscription series. Some are simply c…

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Alberta Culture Days Grant

September 27 to 29, 2019

Deadline: April 4, 2019  

“Alberta Culture Days Grant Funding Now Available! It’s time to put the call out for artists, volunteers and organizers – Alberta Culture Days is coming! Across the province, plans are already starting to come together for the largest three day provinc…

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ALBERTA GROWN MUSIC SOCIETY: ALBERTA ROCK STARS TALENT SEARCH

May 5, 2019

Deadline: April 7, 2019  

Sunday, May 5th 8 Finalists will perform live 1p.m. – 7p.m. Century Casino 13103 Fort Rd. Edmonton, Ab. Grand Prize worth $5000 Studio recording Publishing Professional Photo’s Marketing Mentor Showcase opportunities Judges: Terry Evans Award Winning R…

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TD Indigenous Songwriter Award

Deadline: April 12, 2019  

Criteria One prize of $10,000 will be offered to the award recipient. Entries submitted will be examined by a jury of prominent songwriters selected by the SOCAN Foundation. Excellence will be an overriding factor in adjudication. The jury’s decisions…

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United Way Voice

Deadline: April 21, 2019  

MY UNITED WAY VOICE Singers, rappers and spoken word artists, the time has come to share your voice against poverty through the power of music with My United Way Voice! Write a song about poverty, and submit an acoustic performance version of your song…

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Banff Musicians in Residence Programs

Deadline: May 8, 2019  

Early Fall: September 15 – October 26, 2019 Late Fall: November 4 – December 13, 2019 Winter: January 6 – February 7, 2020 Theses programs provide space and focused time for musicians of all genres to concentrate on artistic development while working o…

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Pop Montreal 2019

September 25-29, 2019

Deadline: May 12, 2019  

POP Montreal International Music Festival is an annual not-for-profit curated cultural event that champions independence in the arts by presenting emerging and celebrated artistic talents from around the world. Launched by friends and colleagues in 2002…

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VS. Arts Grant

Deadline: May 15, 2019  

$5,000 for a musician in Canada who is Indigenous, Black or a person of colour, between the ages of 18–28, to create their debut EP recording. The inaugural VS. Arts Grant includes $5,000 for a musician in Canada who is Indigenous, Black or a person of…

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M FOR MONTREAL 2019

NOVEMBER 20 - 23, 2019

Deadline: May 15, 2019  

“Would you like to play in front of more than 200 music industry professionals from 20+ countries? Would you like to have a chance to meet our delegates and generate solid career opportunities for your band? To submit your band or artist, just fill in…

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Halifax Pop Explosion

October 23-26, 2019

Deadline: May 17, 2019  

Applications to play HPX 2019 are now open. Please note: applicants must be available during October 23-26, 2019. Early bird applications are $20 until March 31. Regular applications are $25 until May 17.   APPLY NOW

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SOCAN Foundation Awards for Emerging Audio-Visual Composers

Deadline: May 30, 2019  

(Sponsored by RBC)   This annual competition is designed to recognize Canadian composers who are 30 years of age and under, for original musical themes or scores created exclusively for audio-visual support (TV, film, Internet, etc.). Criteria Thr…

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SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Composers

Deadline: May 30, 2019  

This annual competition is designed to recognize Canadian composers who are 30 years of age and under, for original concert music works in the following five categories: large ensemble, chamber ensemble, solo or duet, vocal, and electroacoustics. Crite…

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2019 YYC Music Awards

September 22, 2019

Deadline: May 31, 2019  

Calgary’s YYC Music Awards 2019 Submissions Now Open! YYCMusicAwards.com   Recognizing the talent and achievements of Calgary’s music community, the YYC MUSIC AWARDS shines the spotlight on artists from one of Canada’s most vibrant and eclectic sc…

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Femme Wave 2019

November 7 – 10, 2019

Deadline: June 1, 2019  

Calgary First, a few things to note: Femme Wave requires that at least one musician in your group identifies as a woman, trans, or non-binary. As long as your band isn’t comprised solely of cis-gender males, please submit! Femme Wave will pay every art…

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ALBERTA FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS: Organizations Arts Project Funding

Deadline: June 3, 2019  

This funding assists not-for-profit organizations by providing a grant for a specific arts project. This grant stream also provides project support for leadership development, capacity building and partnerships that enhance the promotion and support of…

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ALBERTA FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS: Travel Grant for Individuals and Ensembles

Deadline: June 3, 2019  

This opportunity provides support to assist Albertan artists and/or artist ensembles with a travel grant to perform or present their original work at showcases, festivals or other events, outside the province of Alberta, with the purpose of introducing…

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SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Canadian Songwriters

Deadline: June 13, 2019  

(Sponsored by SiriusXM)   The Award for Young Canadian Songwriter was created through a joint partnership with Sirius XM Canada Inc., and is designed to celebrate emerging and talented songwriters in Canada. Submissions to the talent competition m…

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Iceland Airwaves

November 6 - 9, 2019

Deadline: June 30, 2019  

Reykjavík, Iceland Iceland Airwaves Festival is the world’s most northerly music showcase and industry festival, situated halfway between North America and Europe. Iceland Airwaves brings together the country’s brightest emerging musical talent and for…

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Mondo NYC

October 15–18, 2019

Deadline: July 31, 2019  

New York City, NY Mondo.NYC 2019, October 15–18 in New York City, is the place where emerging artists and their business representatives can learn, network, market and perform for international industry executives, media, brands, cultural/government pe…

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ALBERTA FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS: Music Individual Project Funding

Deadline: September 3, 2019  

This funding provides up to $15,000 to support the development of individual Alberta artists, arts administrators, or an ensemble of artists by providing funding for a specific music project. MORE INFO

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ALBERTA FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS: Artist Manager Program Funding

Deadline: September 3, 2019  

This funding supports the development of individual Alberta artist-managers and/or self-managed artists by providing up to $7,500 for one eight-week professional development program per deadline, delivered by Canada’s Music Incubator (CMI) in Toronto o…

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ALBERTA FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS – Community Performing Arts Organizations Operating Funding

Deadline: October 1, 2019  

This grant provides annual funding to eligible not-for-profit community organizations that self-create and self-produce performing art productions. To be eligible for Community Performing Arts Organizations operating funding, you must: be engaged in cr…

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ALBERTA FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS – Arts Presenting Project Funding

Deadline: December 2, 2019  

This funding supports the public presentation of professional artists by reimbursing a portion of professional artists’ fees for the preceding year. To be eligible for this funding, applicants must be one of the following: registered not-for-profit org…

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